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    Question ID: 156968Country: India

    Title: Validity of marriage

    Question: My question was that a nikah done in secrecy for any necessary condition with just the boy and girl (both sane, free and adult) at one place in one room and while no one else is present in the room & the witnesses are over the phone valid? Regarding the matter I have contacted other muftis as well and they all say it is invalid and even I hope and believe that such nikah would be invalid. Brother please answer my question.

    Answer ID: 156968

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 287/257/D=3/1439)


    According to Shariah, it is mandatory for nikah to be valid that two witnesses are present in the meeting of nikah and the ijab-e-qubul are at the same meeting. Hence in the question mentioned above the nikah was not valid, and the Muftis who say that nikah was not valid they are right.


    وشرط حضور شاهدين أي يشهد ان على العقد (رد المحتار 4/87) والشهادة: الإخبار بصحة الشيئ مشاهدة عيانا، يقال شهد عند الحاكم لفلان على فلان بكذا شهادة ، فهو شاهد (المغرب 1/259)چند اہم عصری مسائل 1/23)

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India